Wild Wonders Preschool is a unique program that brings the natural world alive!  Offered for ten consecutive Mondays each fall and spring, we will connect children with nature by encouraging their natural affinity for nature.  By developing their sense of place in the world over the ten weeks, this will allows us to provide a continuous theme, deeper learning, and foster relationships between teacher, students, and the animals.

Throughout this exciting program, children will explore the many wonders of nature first-hand through dramatic play, art, stories, songs and animal encounters! The fall session will focus on the many ways animals get ready for winter and the spring session will focus on our domestic animal friends at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.

Ages: 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2016 or in Kindergarten AND children must be group ready to participate: this includes the ability to listen and follow directions, remain with the group at all times, follow safety rules independently, and communicate with the instructor.  All children must also be toilet trained.
Fees: Members: $220, Non-members: $260

Class sessions Each session consists of ten classes.
2016 Fall Session – September 19-November 21, 2016
2017 Spring Session – March 13-May 15, 2017

 Times: 9:30 a.m.-noon or
1:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Can’t commit to ten days? Check out our single day Preschool Pals programs.

If you have any questions, please call 952-431-9390.

Have you ever wanted to experience wild animals up-close? Now you can by attending one of our Close Encounters demonstrations! This program provides unique and engaging on-site animal experiences to Minnesota Zoo guests. Special animal enrichment and training demonstrations are emphasized during Close Encounters, providing guests with one-on-one opportunities to interact with our zookeepers and observe, or even touch, our wildlife.

Close Encounters occur every day, throughout the day, in all areas of the Zoo. With a growing collection of animals and an average of six daily Close Encounters presentations, this program offers something for everyone!

Please check in at the Guest Services Desk for information on the day’s Close Encounters.

 
Monday, May 22, 2017
10:30 Incredible Creatures at Lakeside Terrace
11:00 Animal Training at Moose
1:30 Animal Training at Wild Boar
3:00 Meet a Creepy Crawly at Faces of Africa

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 05/22/2017
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  • Date: 05/22/2017
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  • Date: 05/22/2017
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  • Date: 05/23/2017
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  • Date: 05/23/2017
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  • Date: 05/23/2017
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  • Date: 05/23/2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM